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Is there a really good guinea pig mix out there that doesn't contain artificial colourings, additives and preservatives, or at least have very few but still contains everything a Guinea needs?
 

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A lot of the complete foods like Supa Exel or Pets at Home nuggets are very good.

I use Pets at Home museli which is a good mix as are Tescos one in the purple bag or Wagg Guinea Pig crunch.

You can also get Guinea Pig mix from a company called Allen and Paige which is meant to be very good but it is only available by the sack.
 

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I really recommend Supa Guinea Excel however the PAH Nuggets seem to be pretty much the same and far cheaper so my girls eat that :)
 
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Tesco (purple bag) and PAH nuggets go down really well here and don't contain artificial stuff (I think! ;D)
 
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Was thinking of changing from Gerty to science selective until their 6 months then move to Cavy Cuisine...any thoughts? I'm really conscious of a lot of animal feeds containing rubbish (my dogs are on the raw meat diet)
 

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I really don't recommend Gerty. I have heard though that Science Selective and Cavy Cuisine are meant to be good though so perhaps give them a try. You can check out the Members Reviews on Guinea Pig Food to decide which you like to try from everybodys thoughts and experiences.
 

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Tesco purple bag is the best. Then Wagg red bag.

Don't use gerty - it's awful.
 
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I noticed someone saying the Science Selective was high in calcium because it contained alfalfa.
If I fed them that between now and when they're 6 months old would that be ok?
Then change to Wagg or Cavy Cuisine...trying to source my local supplier...think it's going to be an hour away...the things I do for those pigs :o
With the Cavy Cuisine is it a complete pellet to be supplemented with veggies and hay?
 
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Was thinking of changing from Gerty to science selective until their 6 months then move to Cavy Cuisine...any thoughts? I'm really conscious of a lot of animal feeds containing rubbish (my dogs are on the raw meat diet)

Same here - both my dogs are fed raw. I dropped a frozen fish finger on the floor the other day and picked it up before the dogs could get it as it contained some dross ingredients ;D I ate the rest for lunch though :o I do normally have a very healthy diet ;)

I too am bothered by buying a commercial pet food for the piggies - but am less knowlegdeable about pellets than raw feeding. I currently feed PAH nuggets. Rooney's diet is predominantly Hay, veg, fruit, grass and least of all pellets - eats very few.

I will have a look at the Members Reviews - thank you.
 
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mine all love Wagg I get through 2 hugh sacks every 2 weeks with my lot, they've had it for years and i get it put by from a local petfood supplier so I know I can always get it
 

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Both Science Selective and Cavy Cuisine are pelleted foods so yes they do need hay, veg etc too.

Personally I wouldn't bother with a different food until they are 6 months old. If they get a good range of veggies on top of their feed they will be fine for calcium etc. I would get them on to your prefered food now and stick with it - just remember to change them over gradually to avoid tummy upsets. If you want your youngers to have alfalfa you could feed them alfalfa hay as an extra.
 
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Hi,
Gone for Wagg...they've eaten the small portion I gave them, so fingers crossed!
 
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